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· AllStar
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Can a dish already mounted on the roof be moved and the mounting holes sealed in such a way that the roof will definitely not leak? It is a high-quality one meter single focus dish (only the 119 satellite is viewable from my location) with a heavy duty mount which has supporting struts. The roof has the typical suburban style slope. Without going into the details, moving the dish may be the best and possibly only solution to my signal problems. TIA.
 

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Well, you could leave the old mounting plate on the roof to keep the holes sealed, you could fill the holes with outdoor silicone, or replace a few shingles where the holes are. If the install was in the last three months, and the install placement is really causing the signal problems, you can get E* to move it for free.
 

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"Definitely" no leak? No, no one could assure you of that. But as jclewter79 said, there are options for you to consider.

One thing: do NOT use silicone to seal the roof; use an asphault-based sealant like Henry's roof tar. Silicone will break down in the heat and UV it's exposed to on the roof, and it doesn't adhere to asphault-based shingles well. Henry's is what a roofer would use, for good reason. Regardless, it would be something you'll want to look at every year or two, and reapply as needed.
 
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